Robert Downey Jr Goes Home in Trailer for David Dobkin's 'The Judge'
"We need to establish a firm defense." Warner Bros has debuted the first official trailer David Dobkin's The Judge, produced by and starring Robert Downey Jr. in a more dramatic role than we're used to. RDJ plays a hotshot lawyer who returns home to his small town to discover that his father, played by Robert Duvall, is going to court over murder. Of course there's a lot of father-son bonding and other life-affirming moments of sadness and joy, but despite all the schmaltz, this actually looks pretty damn good. Leighton Meester, Vincent D'Onofrio, Billy Bob Thornton and Vera Farmiga are all in the cast, too. Give this trailer a minute to build, by the end you might be impressed enough to say you're interested in seeing this.
Here's the first full trailer for David Dobkin's The Judge, direct from Warner Bros' YouTube:
The Judge is directed by David Dobkin (The Change-Up, Fred Claus, Wedding Crashers) and writte by Bill Dubuque (of upcoming projects like The Accountant and The Headhunter's Calling). Robert Downey Jr. stars as big city lawyer Hank Palmer, who returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge (Oscar winner Robert Duvall), is suspected of murder. He sets out to discover the truth and along the way reconnects with the family he walked away from years before. Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring, Up in the Air) also stars in the film. Warner Bros will release The Judge starting on October 10th this fall. Below we've added the first official poster for The Judge, also released by Warner Bros with this first trailer.
"My father's a lot of unpleasant things, a murderer is not one of them." For more, visit the film's Facebook.